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Gregory Brown on the Ruby Mendicant University

Posted by Gregory Brown on  Jul 13, 2011

Gregory Brown explains the Ruby Mendicant University, a free online school for software developers that combines mentoring and training.

Bob Ippolito on Erlang and MochiWeb

Posted by Bob Ippolito on  Jul 06, 2011 2

Bob Ippolito talks about building web services with the Erlang-based MochiWeb and the differences to the Yaws web server, the strengths of Erlang and Python, and more.

Bart De Smet on Reactive Extensions (Rx) for .NET and Javascript

Posted by Bart De Smet on  Jul 01, 2011 3

Bart De Smet explains Reactive Extensions (Rx), a library for composing computations over asynchronous event streams of data for .NET and Javascript, the concepts and implementation of Rx and more.

Ville Tuulos on Big Data and Map/Reduce in Erlang and Python with Disco

Posted by Ville Tuulos on  Jun 24, 2011

Ville Tuulos talks about Disco, the Map/Reduce framework for Python and Erlang, real-world data mining with Python, the advantages of Erlang for distributed and fault tolerant software, and more.

Gregory Collins on High Performance Web Apps with Snap and Haskell

Posted by Gregory Collins on  Jun 17, 2011

Gregory Collins talks about Snap, a high performance web framework for Haskell, where it fits in the web framework spectrum, the Iteratee I/O model, Haskell performance and much more.

Francesco Cesarini and Simon Thompson on Erlang

Posted by Francesco Cesarini and Simon Thompson on  May 26, 2011

Francesco Cesarini and Simon Thompson discuss how Erlang's design allows fault tolerance and resilience, modular error handling, details of the actor model implementation and distributed programming.

Erlang Inventors Talk Language Future

Posted by Joe Armstrong and Robert Virding on  May 18, 2011

In this interview Joe Armstrong and Robert Virding, co-inventors of the Erlang language, talk about the future of the language, including its use in web programming, its ability to scale and more. The duo also discuss Erlang support for NoSQL databases, running the language on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and comparisons with other languages such as Google’s Go.

Debasish Ghosh on DSLs and Akka

Posted by Debasish Ghosh on  Apr 29, 2011

Debasish Gosh talks about Domain Specific Languages: how to build DSLs with Scala or XText, real world DSLs, parser combinators and monads. Also: how Akka brings actor-based programming to the JVM.

Rob Pike on Google Go: Concurrency, Type System, Memory Management and GC

Posted by Rob Pike on  Feb 25, 2011 5

Rob Pike discusses Google Go: OOP programming without classes, Go interfaces, Concurrency with Goroutines and Channels, and the Go features that help keep GC pauses short.

Rob Pike on Parallelism and Concurrency in Programming Languages

Posted by Rob Pike on  Feb 17, 2011 3

Rob Pike discusses concurrency in programming languages: CSP, channels, the role of coroutines, Plan 9, MapReduce and Sawzall, processes vs threads in Unix, and more programming language history.

Dion Almaer on the State of HTML5 and Javascript

Posted by Dion Almaer on  Feb 04, 2011 2

Dion Almaer discusses Javascript and DOM performance, the state of WebGL and Canvas, HTML5 security, and the role of native code in HTML/Javascript applications in general and on WebOS.

Cliff Click on Azul's Pauseless GC, Zing, JVM Languages

Posted by Cliff Click on  Jan 20, 2011 3

Cliff Click discusses the Pauseless GC algorithm and how Azul's Zing implements it on plain x86 CPUs. Also: what keeps dynamic languages slow on the JVM, invokedynamic, concurrency and much more.

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